Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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RMD, Falz, MI, Ini Edo, others star in “Chief Daddy”

EbonyLife Films, producer of 'The Wedding Party (1, 2)' and 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel,' has released its first teaser for its latest project, “Chief Daddy." The production company, in a statement on Tuesday, said the comedy film, which is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 14, had five other…

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Cobhams Asuquo drops new song ‘Starlight’

Acclaimed Nigerian music producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has released a new song titled "Starlight". The track is the latest installment by the ‘One Hit’ crooner as he continues to advance his singing career. Cobhams said it is a love song dedicated to lovers and everyone hoping to find true love. “This…

How award shows promote Nigerian fashion industry

Every fashion designer’s ultimate dream is having an A-lister rock their design on the red carpet of a major award ceremony. Adepoju Adesola was not an exception. So, when she was approached by former Big Brother Naija housemate, Bamike Olawumi, popularly known as Bambam, to design her outfit for the…

Adekunle Gold, Simi and Falz

Falz, Simi, Adekunle Gold, others to headline Nickfest

Nigerian musicians, Falz, Simi, Adekunle Gold and Mayokun, are billed to perform at NickFest, which holds at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on September 29 and 30. Nickelodeon’s superstar cartoon characters, SpongeBob Square Pants, Rubble Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol, as well as the feisty and fun Dora the…

Diddy and Jay-Z [photo: Rap-Up]

Jay Z, Diddy top 2018 Forbes highest paid hip-hop artistes list

American Hip-Hop legend, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, and Sean “Diddy” Combs has been crowned Forbes richest hip-hop act of 2018. Jay Z tops the list with a whopping income of $76.5 million, which Forbes said was earned through his record label, Roc Nation, TIDAL, the tour after the release…

Netflix acquires Genevieve’s ‘Lion Heart’

Nollywood is currently raving about Netflix’s acquisition of Genevieve Nnaji’s yet-to-be released movie titled “Lion Heart”. The likes of Richard Mofe- Damijo, Mo Abudu, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic and Osas Ighodaro have all taken to social media to express delight in response to the feat. Netflix announced it had acquired…

Wizkid pictured alongside his Binta Diallo and son

Wizkid owes $18,000 child support – Babymama

Wizkid’s second babymama, Binta Diallo, has claimed that the pop star owes about $18,000 for child support. Binta, a U.S.-based Guinean, was delivered of a son for the singer in 2017. She shared the messy details on Instagram on Tuesday. She also revealed that she didn't sue him because the…

Baba Suwe

I’ll narrate my NDLEA experience in new movie – Baba Suwe

Veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, has said he will release a movie detailing his 2011 encounter with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. The comic actor disclosed this in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos on Tuesday. “I’ll release the movie titled ‘Oya’ gbe ti, so…

Fake nails, eye lashes banned in Tanzanian parliament

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Job Ndugai, has banned lawmakers in his country from entering the parliament with fake nails and eye lashes, the BBC is reporting. The ban would also apply to visitors to parliament, he said. The speaker imposed the ban on Monday during a…

Nigerian entertainers will no longer back politicians without plan for industry

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has said that Nigerian entertainers will no longer campaign for any politician who does not have any 'clear cut out plan' for the creative industry. The COSON chairman, Tony Okoroji, said this when he delivered his ‘State of the Music Industry’ address to musicians,…

Harrysong treated for depression — Management

Singer, Harrison Tare Okiri, better known as Harrysong got many worried on Thursday when he put up a 'death post' on Instagram. “Don’t cry when I die. Celebrate! Put up a kingmaker concert; empower more youths. I have lived. I have done my bit. Carry on in grace… TEKERO? I…

AY releases trailer of new film

Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has released the trailer of his latest Nollywood film titled, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons. In the comedy, Remi Martins (Falz), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. According to AY,…

I Go Dye

Comedian ‘I Go Dye’ advises Udaughan to ‘retire’ from politics

Outspoken Nigerian comedian, I go dye, has advised a former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, to retire from politics. The comedian, who is also an indigene of the state, said this during an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos on Wednesday. “Uduaghan should be advocating for a younger candidate…

Djinee (left) photos from the accident scene (right)

‘My survival a miracle’, Singer Djinee says after accident

Singer Djinee, who was involved in a fatal car accident on August 27 in Lekki, Lagos, has described his survival as a miracle. Movie director, Abinibi, broke the news of the accident when he shared video and photos from the accident scene on his Instagram page after it occurred. Djinee…

Nigerian photographer makes Portrait of Britain shortlist

A Nigerian photographer, Marianne Olaleye, has made the Portrait of Britain shortlist. The Portrait of Britain is a foremost photography competition in the United Kingdom. The British Journal of Photography organises the competition, which is all about inclusivity, celebrating differences and similarities. The competition, now in its third year, received…

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Has Davido broken NYSC rules?

Mixed reactions have trailed Davido’s failure to fully observe the mandatory three weeks National Youth Service Corps orientation programme. The pop star jetted out to Boston in the United States ahead of his sold out ‘Locked Up’ concert. The concert kicked off on Friday night. Afterwards, he performed at opening…

Bambam's controversial outfit

#2018AMVCA: Bambam’s outfit, Dino Melaye’s ‘movie nomination’, other memorable moments

There were so many standout moments from the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards held on Saturday at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. From Bambam’s outfit, Ngozi Nwosu’s selfie moment, to Dino Melaye earning a movie nomination, there was not one dull moment. Here are some standout moments from the…

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#AMVCA2018: Omotola, Odunlade, Falz, Ali, others win

The 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards ended on Saturday with some of Nigeria’s biggest movie stars bagging major awards in their respective categories. They include Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, Odunlade Adekola, Ali Nuhu, Femi Adebayo, and a host of others. Nigerian rapper, ‘Falz’ Falana also clinched his second AMVCA for his…

#2018AMVCA: Uti Nwachukwu, Toyin Abraham, others make best dressed list

The 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA), which heldon Saturday at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, was indeed a parade of movies finest. It wasn’t any different on the red carpet as Nigerian celebrities came dressed to kill. Some of the best-dressed celebrities of the…

Olatorera Oniru

In new eBook, Nigerian writer challenges youth to ‘push dreams’

Olatorera Oniru, a Nigerian fashion entrepreneur recently authored an inspirational eBook titled “Push Your Dreams.” The author says the book is a collation of motivational extracts from her speaking engagements. The idea, she says, is to motivate youth to aspire to be more. Here, she tells PREMIUM TIMES more about it in this…

Gordons

INTERVIEW: Why I speak out about Nigeria and its frustrations — Gordons

Godwin Komone, professionally known as Gordons is one of Nigeria’s foremost comedians. He started out as a musician in his church choir before delving into comedy over a decade ago. A graduate of Integrated Science at the Delta State University, Gordons belongs to the top league of comedians alongside Basketmouth,…

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PHOTOS: Jubilation in Lagos NYSC camp as Davido enrols

It is official. Nigerian musician, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, is a corps member. The pop star, who announced on Tuesday, that he had enrolled in the National Youth Service Corp scheme, arrived at the orientation camp in Lagos on Thursday for the swearing in ceremony. Davido, 26, was one of the…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) introducing members of his cabinet to the visiting British Prime Minister, Theresa May at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (29/8/18) 04691/29/8/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN Pic 11. British Prime Minister, Theresa May arriving the Presidential Villa Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (29/8/18) 04692/29/8/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Meet Emmy Kasbit, designer of Theresa May’s jacket

A high point of British Prime Minister, Theresa May's visit to Nigeria was the fact that she wore a jacket designed by Nigerian designer, Emmy Kasbit. The custom-made Akwete jacket is from Emmy Kasbit’s Spring 18 Collection. The fashion community has not stopped talking about it and so have Nigerians.…

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20 students make MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy shortlist

Twenty students have made the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy shortlist. The candidates were chosen after a two-month long process of shortlisting candidates. The organisers say they received over 3000 entries from Nigeria and Ghana. Those selected include Idongesit Amba, Allen Onyige, Gilbert Bassey, Precious Iroagalachi, Nanret Paul Kumbet, Akpera Mnena,…

Uduak Akrah (Photo Credit: Eagle Online)

Nollywood Actress, Uduak Akrah, dead

Nollywood actress, Uduak Akrah, is dead. The actress died on Saturday as a result of complications she suffered after slipping in the bathroom. The Nation quotes filmmaker, Charles Novia, as confirming the news. “I just heard from someone close to her and her family in Abuja. She suffered complications in…